Happy Thursday. Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs News from across the internet. I know you guys will like to read what LJ had to say about KC while on DC radio. There's also more about the Chiefs at Whiteman. I was very tempted to include a story about how a Pollard lead Texan's defense is looking forwad to the season, but I let it go. =) Enjoy.
"To have them come out and spend time with us really means a lot," said Colonel Rodgers. "They are committed people and they have work to do. For them to think of us is special."
Not as special for Haley on what a visit to a military installation like Whiteman can do for him and his players.
"I think it gives us an understanding and appreciation for what we have and why we have it," Haley said. "We have a young team and part of the education we are trying to impart to them is just that – it’s not all football, and it’s not something that should be taken for granted. These men and women protect those opportunities for us and young men need to understand that.
"I think the greatest job in the world is playing in the NFL, and the second greatest is being able to coach in the NFL. But see these folks, it puts everything in perspective. It’s our livelihood, but it is a game. What these men and women are doing is not a game. It is very real life."
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The Kansas City Chiefs face a tough decision concerning the future of their young wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Bowe has blown the whistle in recent weeks on the raunchy road-trip habits of his teammates. The Chiefs and coach Todd Haley have refused to comment on the situation.
The question is why. Why did Bowe think it necessary to bring such activities to the public eye? Is it his immaturity? Is he tired of playing for a team that continues to under achieve year after year? I this a strategy to produce a trade from the team?
In any case, Bowe is playing in the NFL like someone just happy to be there. His low numbers are a result of his lack luster effort on the grass. This season is a crucial one for Bowe, entering his fourth year after being drafted in the first-round of the 2007 draft.
Dwayne Bowe Needs To Impress Chiefs In 2010 from Sports Book Gurus
If these guys read AP they would have known about this story days ago...
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has come up with a novel explanation for his controversial claims about players 'importing' women to the team hotel during his rookie season: He didn't say it.
Now, Bowe has apparently told former Chiefs wide receiver Eddie Kennison that he didn't make the comments attributed to him in ESPN the Magazine.
"I was surprised with the article because immediately when I heard it, I called Dwayne and we talked," Kennison told WHB Radio in Kansas City, per SportsRadioInterviews.com. "He said, 'Eddie K, I've never talked to this guy before. I don't know where this is coming from.' My question, I guess is to the writer who wrote the article. He quoted Dwayne in this article and to me that raises the question, if you quoted the guy, then that means the guy said it.
Eddie Kennison said Bowe told him he didn't make 'importing' comments from National Football Post
"You know us Scorpios, we always have that passion for something," Johnson replied. "And usually if we've got that passion, we're kind of like outspoken, and we like to do our own thing, and we kind of stick out from the rest of the crowd. And me being in Kansas City, being that it's real small, I became targeted with certain things.
"You know, the first couple of incidents, I would say with me, Scorpios, when you love two or three different people, they really get a stronghold on [you], because you give so much passion out, and they seem to cross the line on that tip. But after that, it was just being in the club and all that in Kansas City, it was just a small environment.
"And me being that person, that guy at that time point, people looking at me like I was Mr. Big Stuff and thought I was the best thing in Kansas City since barbeque. You know, I had a target on my back, so after that situations, everything else kind of died down. It was great for me to get out of that city, because it was just a lot of jealousy, envy and hate that came with being a part of that city."
Larry Johnson on leaving Kansas City from The Washington Post
Dale Carter is giving something back to his community.
The former NFL cornerback, through his foundation and in conjunction with a grant from the NFL, will hold a free weeklong football camp at the Earl O’Neal Sports Complex starting Monday. The camp is open to all players ages 5 through 18.
Carter, who starred at Newton High School before playing at Ellsworth Community College (Iowa Falls, Iowa) and the University of Tennessee, was drafted in the first round, 20th overall, by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1992 and went on to win the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year award. A four-time Pro Bowler, Carter played for five teams, including the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints and finished his career with the Baltimore Ravens in 2005. After retiring, Carter started his foundation and soon after, his free football camp.
"I retired in ’05 (and) I always wanted to do a camp in my hometown," Carter said. "I wanted to do it every year to give the kids something they’re not used to getting in Covington and Rockdale."
Carter gives back with camp from RockdaleCitizen.com
In her 30’s, when most people are getting their feet planted firmly in their career, starting a family and beginning to enjoy all life has to offer, Chandria Kent was making terminal life decisions. The married mother of one had received a brain tumor diagnosis at the age of 32 and was given six months to live. She fought the disease for five years, finally succumbing to it in 2008. The years she fought had an impact on her and her family, which includes 13-year NFL veteran Vonnie Holliday. As a result, Holliday, through the Vonnie Holliday Foundation, is partnering with Atlanta’s Saks Fifth Avenue to present:
F2: Football & Fashion for Brain Cancer: A Cocktail
Thursday, June 10
6 – 8 p.m.
Saks Fifth Avenue Phipps Plaza (3340 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA)
F2: Football & Fashion for Brain Cancer Awareness from PRLog.org
Now organizers can begin concentrating on the real question surrounding the game: Bon Jovi or Springsteen? Which aging New Jersey rocker will be willing to brave the elements for this halftime show?
That's probably more important to most fans than the extended forecast. There are more than 100 million people in this country who could care less if the Super Bowl is in New Jersey or Newfoundland.
Their only care is that it's in high definition on the big screen in the family room.
Give the NFL credit - with a big assist from the media center of the world - for making the site selection more interesting than Mets-Yankees interleague play, or the NBA conference finals.
Super Bowl vote shows NFL power from KC Star